I get a phone call from an old friend and he says we need a Mystique costume in under 5 hours and we have latex paint and some clay. I replied “bring her over and we will give it a shot.

Having never worked with latex I was excited at the opportunity. It also helped that my muse Maria is very easy on the eyes. So we began by applying a layer of latex with a brush. The smurf look was a little strong but after it dried the latex darkened to a proper color. After the first layer I then proceed to add pieces of clay to form the texture all over the body and face.

I would mold a piece then paint the back of it with latex. After I put the piece in place I then apply healthy amounts of latex to hold the piece in place. This is where you must be crafty to create some good work. I then painted her with highlights of a different blue. The effect was stunning!! We then proceeded to spray the hair orange red and the Homemade Mystique Halloween Costume was a success. I am now prepared to tackle any project no matter what size.

Mystique Halloween Costume

Mystique Halloween Costume